Faceted spheres of carnelian hanging delicately below turquoise both adorned with vintage brass. The perfect spash of color with an elegant touch. Measures 1 3/4". Handmade Shepherd hook earwires. Sterling silver, which has been oxidized and hand polished for an antique finish.
About carnelian: A bright orange, reddish-orange, or reddish-brown colored gemstone from the Quartz family. Carnelian has a long and storied past, and was once considered strictly the property of the noble class. People holding a high social status were often buried with this gem stone. Carnelian (also sometimes referred to as cornelian) is found primarily in India, as well as various sites in South America. Carnelian nourishes and vitalizes your entire being, bestowing optimism and enthusiasm for life.
About Turquoise: The name turquoise means "Turkish stone" because the trade route that brought it to Europe came via Turkey. Turquoise is a non-translucent stone of which the most valuable specimens are robin's egg blue or deep-blue azure. It also comes in brown, yellow, and many shades of green. The veins are inclusions from nearby rock fragments or oxides that form during the creation of turquoise. Turquoise, the gemstone worn by pharaohs and Aztec kings, is probably one of the oldest gemstones known. Native Americans and many of the Indian tribes in Mexico used turquoise for currency, and the stone is still associated with the religious rites of the Navajo. Because it remains fashionable, turquoise is quite highly prized, although it is fairly plentiful.
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